Soo Min Park
Rules for the Road of a Transferring Student
August 2, 2018
Students at Long Beach City College scramble to complete their transfer applications in hopes of getting into the state or UC systems. The school offers aid to transferring students in their well known transfer center.
Enrollment specialist at LBCC Judith Quilaton helps students with the transfer process which includes long applications and in some cases, an essay. Students receive help with the process from the transfer staff. Quilaton said, “preparation is really key.” She explained students may apply to one UC school with a guarantee of getting in, but if they change their mind, they have to wait until the next year.
Ryan Runes, Long Beach City College student planning to attend CSULB advises, “Make the time for school,”. Before transferring schools, students must have completed the application process, know their major and have completed the Golden Four classes which are writing, speech, critical thinking and math. Along with that, they must have the grade point average to support the transferring process according to the school of choice.
Students often hesitate when it comes to taking classes in college. The fear of whether or not they are taking what is required of them is the reason counselors are on campus. Counselors help guide students to make sure they are taking the required courses for transfer. From that process on it is up to the student to act upon the recommendations from their counselor. Nadia Chuela says, “Take the classes you need before even thinking about it”. Chuela is a current sophomore at LBCC transferring to Cal State Long Beach. The transferring process efficiency is up to the student, whether or not they decide to take what is required compared to what they would like to take.
When talking about what advice she would give to graduating high school students, Quilaton said, “Just remember there is another option”. Although parents encourage their children to head straight to a University, transferring from a community college can prove to be beneficial as long as time for school is made and classes are chosen correctly.